Religion: manifestly non-religious
Name: The Scorpion
Alter Ego: Mac Gargan
Other Names: Scorpion; Venom; Venom III; MacDonald "Mac" Gargan; Namesake; "Spider-Man" (in Dark Avengers)
Classification: villain hero
First Appearance: The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) #19 (Dec. 1964): "Spidey Strikes Back!"
First Appearance (additional details): (unnamed) The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) #19 (Dec. 1964): "Spidey Strikes Back!"; (as Scorpion) The Amazing Spider-Man (vol. 1) #20 (Jan. 1965): "The Coming of the Scorpion!"; (as Venom III) Marvel Knights Spider-Man #10 (Mar. 2005): "Last Stand: Part 2"
Number of appearances: 315
Comic book appearances: 293
TV, film appearances: 17
Video game, computer game appearances: 5
BELOW: Aunt May thought Mac Gargan (the Scorpion) was a Jehovah's Witness: Spider-Man consulted with powerful telepath Rachel Summers ("Marvel Girl" of the X-Men) to help him find his Aunt May, who was abducted by unknown villain. Touching a ring that belonged to Aunt May, Rachel was able to receive psychic impressions of the abduction. Rachel could not identify who the assailant was. But she did reveal that when Aunt May answered the door, she thought the person at the door was a Jehovah's Witness coming to preach about the Bible. It is worth noting that Aunt May left the chain on the door (meaning that she had not planned to let the Jehovah's Witness in), but she opened the door, no doubt intending to politely decline his invitation to visit with her.
Source: Marvel Knights Spider-Man #6 (Nov. 2004): "Venomous: Part Two", pg. 17, panels 2-3. Written by Mark Millar. Art by Terry Dodson, Rachel Dodson. See also: religion identified by name; missionary work; Jehovah's Witnesses; Spider-Man (Peter Parker); Aunt May; The Scorpion (Mac Gargan); Marvel Girl (Rachel Grey); Jehovah's Witnesses
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